Burravoe

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Burravoe
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The harbour of Burravoe
Burravoe is located in Shetland
Burravoe
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Burravoe shown within Shetland
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60°29′56″N 1°03′14″W / 60.499°N 1.054°W / 60.499; -1.054Coordinates: 60°29′56″N 1°03′14″W / 60.499°N 1.054°W / 60.499; -1.054

Burravoe is a community on the north shore of Burra Voe, in the south-east part of the Isle of Yell in the Shetland Islands.

The name Burravoe is derived from the Old Norse Borgavágr, meaning broch bay.[1][2]

The most notable building is the Old Haa Museum which dates from 1637 (and may have been completed in 1672) and is the oldest house on Yell.[3][4] On 19 January 1942, a Catalina aeroplane crashed on the hill above Burravoe. Seven of her ten crew were killed, and one of the propellers can be seen outside the Old Haa Museum.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.shetland-heritage.co.uk/assets/files/brochures/themedleaflets/Placenames.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.shetland.org/60n/blogs/posts/place-names-to-past
  3. ^ "Your Paintings - Old Haa Museum". BBC. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Canmore - Yell, Old Hall of Brough, including Walls site record" Canmore. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  5. ^ Penrith, James & Deborah (2007) Orkney & Shetland (part of The Scottish Islands series). Richmond. Crimson Publishing.

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